A very busy weekend of celebration and faith is planned in Kilbarron on the weekend of June 13th-15th when the Kilbarron and Terryglass parish will celebrate St Barron’s Church 200-year anniversary.
The celebrations will open on Friday evening, June 13th with a Christian country concert which features singer James Kilbane in St Barron’s Church and starts at 8pm.
The proceeds from the concert will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator for Kilbarron village.
On Saturday the local historical society will give a local tour, taking in the history of the old churches in the area and ending back in the village at St Barron’s church with a presentation in the hall. This will be followed on Saturday evening with a Cross Roads Dance and entertainment through the evening for all the family.
On Sunday morning you will be treated to the highlight of the weekend when Bishop Kieran O’Reilly will celebrate Mass at 2pm to mark the 200-year anniversary of the church. This event will then be followed by a photographic exhibition and refreshments in the community hall.
It is hoped that families who have had connections with Kilbarron Church and the parish will participate in this celebration.
Many hours of work and time has been put into preparing this weekend of events and many are looking forward to the Friday night concert with James Kilbane.
The concert, similarly to all the weekend events, is open to the wider public across the region and surrounding parishes to attend.
Readers will all be very familiar with James Kilbane’s music and he has experienced great success with many popular releases which include ‘Mama’s Roses’, ‘The Nazarene Song’ and ‘Gravel and Grace’. James has also released eleven albums. James’ latest album, ‘River of Grace’, was recently released while his previous album, ‘The Songs of Faith Collection’, proved a major independent success in 2013.
The James Kilbane concert will be an enjoyable and entertaining evening. James will sing many of his popular country songs mixed with gospel classics which will fill the evening with something for every taste and help finance the purchase of a defibrillator for the community.
The celebrations at Kilbarron Church will being on Friday evening, June 13th at 8pm - tickets are available from Hannigan’s Pub and Post Office in Kilbarron, from the organising committee or directly from Una at 087 170 4422. Doors open at 7.30pm and all are very welcome.